Trevelise has a plan for the Jets’ quarterback dilemma
Eagles' quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded. Lo and behold, the Jets need a quarterback. Doesn’t this seem like a perfect match?
Bradford was once called a ‘franchise quarterback” by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. The Heisman Trophy winning, former number one draft choice was acquired by the birds last year for quarterback Nick Foles.
Bradford started the season coming back from a second ACL tear but finished strong in the last nine games with a 97.4 passer rating. He set a single season franchise record for completions (346) and completion percentage (65.0) despite a league high 50 drops by his receivers. The Eagles signed him to a two year deal announcing that he would be the starting quarterback.
Bradford started working out with Eagles receivers in Oklahoma where he lives, came to the voluntary mini camp, then had the rug pulled out from under him when the Eagles traded with the Cleveland Browns for the number two pick in the draft.
Bradford is 28 years old and fully healed. He also looks good in green, could that be Jets green? Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver, said the Broncos reached out to the Eagles about a possible deal for Bradford but that Philadelphia's asking price was too high.
This is where Jets general manager, Mike Maccagnan comes in. Bradford has much more of an upside than Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, last year's Jets quarterback, clearly wants too much money. Bradford is younger and can become a free agent after next year, perhaps just in time for backup quarterback Bryce Petty to take over the NY Jets.
The Eagles don’t have a second round pick in this year’s draft and also gave up one of their third rounders as well, perhaps they’d like to get one back. Perhaps by obtaining Bradford, the Jets could finally put an end to their quarterback problems.